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Live Aid: Against All Odds


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The uplifting story of how a pop tune cobbled together in the back of a taxi became a lifeline for Africa's starving millions. It's 1985, and against the backdrop of Thatcher's booming Britain, a scruffy, fading rock star is attempting a world first: a globally televised gig to raise money for Ethiopia's forgotten famine victims. But with only weeks to go, Bob Geldof has no line-up, no broadcaster and no venues. So how did he achieve the impossible? Elton John , Queen, Paul McCartney , David Bowie and U2 and others recall how he cajoled them into taking part. Gina McKee narrates. Contains strong language.
Director Janice Sutherland ; Producer Kate Werran


Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Gina McKee
Director: Janice Sutherland
Producer: Kate Werran

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Live Aid: Against All Odds

BBC Two England, 18 June 2005 21.25

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